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½ March 1, 2013
Special 26 is a marvelous attempt to emulate movies like Ocean's 11 and bring them to Bollywood. Other than some minor problems with the believability of the plot and a few tedious repeated scenes, the movie definitely delivers.
April 25, 2016
Special 26, brings a fresh idea to the table and the actors do a good job in supporting that idea throughout the movie.
April 19, 2016
62%
Saw this on 19/4/16
Fast paced, mildly etertaining (for the intelligent and the intellectual) and elevated by the scrren presence of actors Manoj Bajpayee and Anupam Kher. However, a predictable and simply illogical plot with countless loopholes made it hard for me to enjoy this in its second half.
½ December 6, 2015
Great movie. Brilliant acting. Well thought out. The end ties back to the very beginning and portrays an excellent twist.
October 18, 2015
Special 26 is a nail-biting thriller director by Neeraj Panday who also directed one of my favourite movies of all time, A Wednesday. Manoj Bajpayee steals the movie with his superb acting and the rest of the cast which includes Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Jimmy Shergill has also done a fantastic job. A special mention to the background score which keeps you on the edge throughout the movie.
August 8, 2015
Oustainding thriller!
July 13, 2015
Screenwriter/director of A Wednesday delivers another dizzying crime thriller. This time he enters masala territory with a bigger budget and the requisite musical and romance bits. Good heist flick with a nice twist.
April 7, 2015
good hindy indy movie
February 6, 2015
Awesome ... Con movie ...
August 27, 2014
Awesome musical score & a great performance from Anupam Kher.
June 21, 2014
Overall the movie is unpredictable and mindblowing, Well performed by actors and the movie has equally balanced between fiction and reality, but when the movie turns to romance it becomes illogical and boring making it hard to continue
September 15, 2013
good but perhaps longer than necessary. .
December 6, 2013
this movie is too good.....the ending is just out of the world. brilliant story
September 20, 2013
Cons in this movie: Unnecessary presence of heroine and songs, habitual expectation of the audience from a regular superstar.

This movie is true event based and the director has treated the subject with proper r&d and precise execution. In fact you may get nostalgic while watching ten rupee notes printed in black ink, 'gaddi' style offices, 'aangan' centric homes, Air India airplanes and sparsely decorated airport lounges.

The movie is about false CBI raids by conmen imposing as CBI officers who are expert in seizing both apparent and hidden assets (money, jewelry etc.). Everyone has acted well in the film. But Manoj Bajpai needs special mention for his remarkable performance. His entry is rather late, but his histrionics are unbeatable. Like Aamir Khan, every time he performs a pivotal character, he manages to bring something new on the table. Akshay has pretty well underplayed his character. But the kind of superstar he is, you constantly miss what you always expect him to deliver i.e. glitzy romance and action!

In such an intense and interesting movie, you feel impatient when more than the required movie time (read plenty) is allotted to display the personal simple lives of the conmen. That part is neither interesting nor different. Also you fail to understand the purpose of the same. Con activities are both sinful and illegal. So, why the director has tried to generate public sympathy for the aforesaid conmen by displaying their emotional and family side?
½ March 29, 2013
Brilliant film, by far in my opinion Akshay Kumar's best ever film this century!
August 7, 2013
A good effort even though the climax fails to surprise and the songs are an impediment.
July 22, 2013
akshay kumar does a salman khan styled movie and ends up looking neither like akshay nor as salman :-/
July 15, 2013
Great acting...loved it ! Worth a rewatch !!!
July 12, 2013
Pretty nice, interesting chutzpah concept and period feel, but all you really need is the first 30 minutes. The rest is mostly caricaturization and the ever-predictable Twist.
February 9, 2013
A total entertainment not to be missed.............
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